Senior Accountant
Requisition Number:2023-CA/FI-004
Employee Type:Regular
Hours Per Week:35


Action for Boston Community Development (ABCD) stands as Boston's largest community action agency. Since its inception, ABCD has been deeply committed to promoting self-help efforts for low-income families and individuals. We offer a wide array of programs that cover all stages of life, from infant care to elder services, and ensure that every individual, regardless of their background, has an opportunity to thrive in their community. Every year, we touch the lives of more than 100,000 Greater Boston residents, creating ripples of positive change.

Why Work Here:

  • Make a Difference: Every day, your work directly impacts the lives of thousands in the Greater Boston community, empowering them and making positive, lasting change.
  • Inclusive Environment: ABCD values the diversity of its workforce, with an inclusive culture that respects individuality and promotes collaboration.
  • Continuous Learning: We offer numerous training and development opportunities, ensuring our staff remain at the forefront of community action methodologies and strategies.
  • Comprehensive Benefits: At ABCD, we take care of our own, providing a competitive benefits package, including health coverage and retirement plans.
  • A Legacy of Impact: Join an organization that boasts a legacy spanning over half a century, consistently championing the rights and needs of our community's most vulnerable.
  • Teamwork & Camaraderie: Be a part of a passionate team, united in their mission to combat poverty, and ensure every individual can reach their fullest potential.

Essential Duties:

  • Responsible for assisting in the overall fiscal control of the organization, including, but not limited to, accounts receivable, general ledger reconciliations, cash receipts, disbursements, auditing, grant billings and reconciliations,  and maintaining fixed assets.
  • Support the Controller during the month end and year end close. 
  • Responsible for preparing standard journal entries and maintaining accounting records.
  • Prepare and review Daily Cash Report. 
  • Prepare monthly fixed asset journal entries and reconcile balance sheet accounts.
  • Reconcile balance sheet accounts, including, but not limited to cash, accounts receivable, prepaid expenses, fixed asset, deferred revenue, and accrual accounts monthly. 
  • Maintain schedules for monthly and quarterly review in preparation for the annual audit.
  • Research and resolve reconciliation discrepancies. 
  • Various A/R functions including grant billing and reconciliation.
  • Research and resolve department head expense questions and prepare general ledger journal entries as needed.
  • Interact directly with auditors and provide supporting documentation as needed. 
  • Review trial balance with Controller for unusual fluctuations. 
  • Adhere to standard practice internal control procedures for all aspects of accounting.
  • Periodic review of Finance procedures to help implement improvements to maintain efficient and effective controls. 
  • Responsible for generating the state Uniform Financial Report (UFR), the Schedule of Federal Awards and the Schedule of Direct and Indirect Costs by Category, annually.
  • Provide training to staff on financial processes, updates, and compliance matters.
  • Work collaboratively with and provide assistance to fellow team members to encourage cooperation and ensure performance goals are met.
  • Ensure high level of satisfaction, trust, and reliability for leadership, staff, and funders.
  • Perform additional duties from time to time.

Job Qualifications:
  • A minimum of an Associate’s Degree and 3 to 5 years of experience in accounting is required.
  • In depth knowledge of GAAP is required.
  • Experience in non-profit accounting is preferred.
  • Knowledge of general accounting principles including reporting requirements and procedures related to federal/state contracts and grants, cost accounting and Uniform Guidelines.
  • Extensive knowledge of nonprofit revenue recognition, statement production and compliance.
  • Proficiency with nonprofit fund accounting systems; Financial Edge a plus.
    Strong working knowledge of Microsoft Office (Intermediate/Advanced Excel is a requirement).
  • Ability to troubleshoot, design, implement, and manage systems that contribute to an efficient working environment.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, as well as strong detail oriented, organizational, planning, problem solving and time management skills.
  • Flexibility, initiative, and ability to work in a team required. 
  • Ability to deal sensitively and effectively with individuals of diverse economic and cultural backgrounds.